Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
Sometimes - OK, rather often, actually - I find myself asking, "How far can we take it?" Keeping in mind that flavour should be the main objective at all time, the conception of Bumaye was one of those moments. To make it we started out with the baddest imperial stout we have ever brewed, and then added loads of tasty sugars to the fermenter foe extra flavour. To smooth out the roughness, we allowed the beer to mellow in Pinot Noir barrels for more than a year.

An experimental 17% Imperial stout released for Beervana 2012.

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fonefan (49586) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy and open, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, alcohol, light burnt, wood notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, buzzy, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130503]

yespr (45906) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, overripe fruity to light bourbon. Dark roasted malty and bitter. Roasted malty and chocolate. Dry and bitter finish.

Ungstrup (37937) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Draft. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, soy sauce, roasted malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish.

joergen (28456) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Roasted finish.

anders37 (26734) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and vanilla aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate flavor. has a roasted malty bourbon finish.

Travlr (25269) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ajax25g, thank you sir almost black color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate milk, espresso. Taste is boozy espresso with a large dollop of scotch, vanilla, butterscotch. This is definitely a big beer.

madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2016
3rd May 2013
CBC. Opaque dark brown beer. Small bubbly dark tan head. Palate is dry and a little crisp. Big dry wood. Bitterish dark malts with some coffee. Spicy alcohol that tastes more like Bourbon Barrel Ageing. Finishes semi dry.

14th February 2016
Opaque black - brown beer, short lived tan head. Nose of rich dark malts and red berries. Palate is smooth, mildly viscous and has modest fine carbonation. Spicy dark chocolate liqueur, nice Port Wine berries. Bitterish aniseed spice. Light semi dry finish. Some alcohol warmth but not what you would expect from 16.0%. Suspect this will continue to age well.

cgarvieuk (24800) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin thin lacing... Dark dry roast... Light sweet barrel nose... Way too much barrel... Soft red wine... Dark roast... Heavy malts.. Dark roast

Leighton (21513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours dark brown with a fine, tan cream head. Sugary dark malt nose, milk chocolate. Big sweet flavor, dark malts, torched oak. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Light dry burnt wood to finish, dark chocolate, some leather. Nice one.

Rasmus40 (21343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
CBC. Black with a small light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, wood, coffee and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with lots of alcohol. 030513

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